When work began on Casa Batlló in 1877, Antoni Gaudí could never have imagined that more than a century later his radical design would attract the interest of visitors from around the world. This definitive Catalan architect had a totally original vision and he didn't hesitate to break all the architectural rules of his time to create a modernist building that lives and breathes poetry. You'll appreciate his remarkable feat today both outside and in, over five spaces that make up a dwelling of 5,000 m². When you walk in to the world of Casa Batlló, let your mind run free like a child's, the better to inhabit the magical universe that surrounds you. Walls, floors, ceilings, roof, stairs, doors, windows: all are eccentric, individual, decorated down to the last detail and it's these riches that make Casa Batlló such an architectural jewel. Sitting proudly in the beating heart of Barcelona, on a grand avenue renowned for its luxury stores, Casa Batlló gives away little to its famous rival, La Pedrera. Up on the roof, you'll be enchanted by the six metre high chimneys with their intricate mosaics. Take a breath and open your eyes wide because beneath you all of Barcelona is revealed. Known locally as Casa de los Huesos, or House of Bones, Casa Batlló today has been made welcoming for all visitors. There's a well-stocked shop, a cloakroom and easy access for people with reduced mobility.